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Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding: Mel + Pat

November 6, 2015
Bridesmaids portrait

Just chatting with Melanie about her + Pat’s big day, we could tell that they are every bit as fun as Mason and Megan’s photos suggest. We’re talking oversized balloons and a macaron tower… Just to name a couple highlights. It was a party for over 250, but whether you’re planning an intimate affair or big bash, you’re bound to find something you can’t not pin!

Wedding invitation suite Hayley Paige wedding dress

The day after she bought Hayley Paige ‘Guindon’, she totally questioned why she bought a striped wedding dress! But then she realized it truly represented her personality and set them up for a fun and romantic day.

Bridal bouquet Wedding ring Groom portrait Rustic wedding altar Groomsmen portrait Outdoor wedding ceremony Wedding portrait

Mel says, I wanted everything to be fun but with a soft and romantic side, which I think is representative of our relationship. We’re always up for an adventure and we love a good party but when it comes down to it, we’re both pretty big softies with a hopeless romantic side. Once I bought my dress I had a vision of bright elegant florals, bow ties, and big balloons… It really turned out exactly how I had imagined!

Outdoor wedding portrait Rustic wooden signage Wedding cocktails Wedding party portrait Wedding tablescape Wedding florals Place setting

The bride did all the invites + paper goods herself… Love!

Table numbers Reception decor Wedding tablescape Dessert table

Thinking these desserts blew everyone’s minds…

Wedding florals Wedding desserts Wedding cake Romantic outdoor wedding portrait
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Most memorable moments…

Melanie: When Pat was saying his vows, he finished with, “As a wise man once said, I can’t wait to marry the shit out of you.” This is something a pro-skier/base jumper we love said to his fiancé in a ski movie and I for some reason always thought it was the sweetest thing. Pats vows were so sincere, sweet, and heartfelt. When he finished with that, I started laughing SO hard and it just showed me (again) that he is my perfect match. In a weird way, it was the sweetest thing he’s ever done… He just gets me.

Pat: Standing at the end watching everyone come down the aisle, and I was anxiously thinking “Oh this is perfect, I’m going to be able to see her the whole way….” but then everyone stood up and I died! I wanted to see Melanie so bad but I couldn’t see over everyone until she made it to the end of the aisle. Well worth but the wait but I was dying up there… She was gorgeous! I was thinking about her all day long and I was getting worried she was going to be a little overwhelmed and of course the anticipation was getting to me a little, but once I saw her and how happy she was and how she was smiling at me, it was the best feeling ever. Nothing else mattered in that moment and I knew we were meant to be.


Photographer: Mason and Megan / Videographer: Forestry Films / Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch / Day of Coordination & Design: Orange Blossom Special Events / Florals: The Little Branch / Hair & Makeup: Phiz / Invitations & Paper Goods: Bride / Cake: Cakes by Rumy / Catering: Command Performance Catering / Rentals: A Rental Connection / DJ: DeBois / Dress: Hayley Paige ‘Guindon’ from Mon Amie Bridal / Shoes: Seychelles / Groom’s Tux: J. Crew / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co. / Bowtie: Le Colonel Moutarde / Watch: Burberry / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale in Slate / Made of Honor: Amsale in Floral / Groomsmen & Ring Bearer Bowties: Le Colonel Moutarde / Pants: J. Crew / Shirts: Vineyard Vines / Flower Girl Dress: Nordstrom